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Here be Pirates!

I just had to share a photo of the old guy today.  🙂  Cosmo (www.cosmoindustries.com) had a Halloween party today, and Ronnie went as a pirate.  He came home with a big grin on his face, eager to show me his costume, so of course I had to snap a quick picture.  I asked him to give me a thumbs up, but instead, he gave me a “captain hook”.  I couldn’t help but laugh.

Arrrrr....

My Little Witchy-Poo!

Singing:  “One little, two little, three little witches…”

…and Optimus Prime.

 

Here’s Mrs. Tracy Painchaud (dressed as Belle) taking a photo of Mrs. Rhonda Carlston, Lily-Ann, and another girl in their class all dressed as witches.  And, of course, Optimus Prime is there – bogarting the limelight.  LOL

If you couldn’t tell, the wee girlie’s class had their Halloween party today.  And guess what?  Lily-Ann won a pumpkin.  😀  She can’t wait to carve it this weekend.  Love, love, love the celebration of Halloween and all the tremendous fun that goes along with it.

Here’s the wee girlie’s school costume from the back.  I love making tutus and have to show this one off.  It’s SUPER full and flouncy.  And I made up a matching bit to put on Lily-Ann’s hat (braided the tulle and sewed on a bow and some dingleballs).

 

On our way…

Just playing around on our walk home from the wee girlie’s school.  As you can see, she went to school dressed up like a fairy (tinkerbell to be precise).  She loves picking out her own clothes, and if the worst that ever happens is she occasionally goes to school dressed as a fairy, a princess, or a pirate, well…  in my mind, that’s just fine.  😉

On our way...

 

As parents it is important for us to guide our children, but we have to be careful that in our guiding that we don’t take over.  Having choices to make for themselves helps build their sense of self, and can help to build their confidence and slowly prepare them for the larger decisions that will come their way in the future.  We need to allow our little ones to have fun, and to look a little silly (from a grown-ups prospective), and to support the choice they’ve made in doing so.

Lily-Ann felt great about herself in her costume, and had a real sense of pride over having made her clothing choice herself.  I love watching her check the temperature each morning and then going through her closet to decide what would be best.  Occasionally she needs a little nudge from me towards something more weather appropriate, but generally she does really great.  😀

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